Patents by Inventor Eric Pouyoul

Eric Pouyoul has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8755392
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing communications channels between and among peers in a peer-to-peer networking environment. Pipes may be used as communication channels for sending and receiving messages and other data between services or applications over input and output endpoints. Pipes may be asynchronous, unidirectional, stateless and unreliable. Bidirectional pipes may also be supported. Pipes may have ends that may be moved around and bound to different peers at different times. Point-to-point and propagate pipes may be supported. Pipes may connect peers that have a direct physical link and peers that do not have a direct link. Peers may communicate through pipes without knowing on which peer a pipe endpoint is bound. A message is sent to all peer endpoints currently connected (listening) to the pipe. The set of connected endpoints may be obtained from a pipe service using a pipe binding protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 8359397
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for establishing reliable connections between peers in a peer-to-peer networking environment. In one embodiment, a reliable communications channel may use transmit and receive windows, acknowledgement of received messages, and retransmission of messages not received to provide reliable delivery of messages between peers in the peer-to-peer environment. In one embodiment, each message may include a sequence number configured for use in maintaining ordering of received messages on a receiving peer. A communications channel may make multiple hops on a network, and different hops in the connection may use different underlying network protocols. Communications channels may also pass through one or more firewalls and/or one or more gateways on the network. A communications channel may also pass through one or more router (relay) peers on the network. The peers may adjust the sizes of the transmit and receive window based upon reliability of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Publication number: 20120191860
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing communications channels between and among peers in a peer-to-peer networking environment. Pipes may be used as communication channels for sending and receiving messages and other data between services or applications over input and output endpoints. Pipes may be asynchronous, unidirectional, stateless and unreliable. Bidirectional pipes may also be supported. Pipes may have ends that may be moved around and bound to different peers at different times. Point-to-point and propagate pipes may be supported. Pipes may connect peers that have a direct physical link and peers that do not have a direct link. Peers may communicate through pipes without knowing on which peer a pipe endpoint is bound. A message is sent to all peer endpoints currently connected (listening) to the pipe. The set of connected endpoints may be obtained from a pipe service using a pipe binding protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 8176189
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer platform that may provide mechanisms through which peers may discover each other, communicate with each other, and cooperate with each other to form peer groups is described. The peer-to-peer platform may comprise several layers including a peer-to-peer platform layer, a peer-to-peer services layer, and a peer-to-peer applications layer. At the highest abstraction level, the peer-to-peer platform may be viewed as a set of protocols. Each protocol may be defined by one or more messages exchanged among participants of the protocol. In one embodiment, the peer-to-peer platform may include, but is not limited to, one or more of a peer discovery protocol, a peer resolver protocol, a peer information protocol, a peer membership protocol, a pipe binding protocol, and an endpoint routing protocol. To underpin this set of protocols, the peer-to-peer platform may define a number of concepts including peer, peer group, advertisement, message, pipe, and endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Gregory L. Slaughter, Thomas E. Saulpaugh, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 8160077
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing communications channels between and among peers in a peer-to-peer networking environment. Pipes may be used as communication channels for sending and receiving messages and other data between services or applications over input and output endpoints. Pipes may be asynchronous, unidirectional, stateless and unreliable. Bidirectional pipes may also be supported. Pipes may have ends that may be moved around and bound to different peers at different times. Point-to-point and propagate pipes may be supported. Pipes may connect peers that have a direct physical link and peers that do not have a direct link. Peers may communicate through pipes without knowing on which peer a pipe endpoint is bound. A message is sent to all peer endpoints currently connected (listening) to the pipe. The set of connected endpoints may be obtained from a pipe service using a pipe binding protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 8099395
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer accessible medium for maintaining and sharing identity information for identities. Multiple types of identity information, including communication-related information, for multiple identities may be aggregated, stored in, and accessed through, a corresponding shared identity objects. Aggregated identity information for an identity may be stored in a corresponding shared identity object. Aggregated identity information may be accessed by applications through shared identity objects. Communication-related information may include indications of communication mechanisms. Communication with an identity may be initiated through a corresponding shared identity object using the communication mechanisms. The communication related information may also include an indication of the reach-ability of the identity through each of the communication mechanisms and may be requested and received form remote system associated with the identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuldipsingh A. Pabla, Eric Pouyoul, Calvin J. Cheng
  • Patent number: 8001232
    Abstract: Embodiments of event message endpoints in a distributed computing environment are described. A set of event messages that may be generated by a service in the distributed computing environment may be described in a data representation language event message schema for the service. For each event message in the schema, the endpoint may subscribe as a consumer of the event. A service may send a message including a data representation language representation of the event to each event message endpoint subscribed to the event. The event message endpoint may extract the representation of the event from the message and distribute it to clients with registered interest in the event type. The event message endpoint may type check the event message and/or the representation of the event against the message schema. Event messages endpoints may also authenticate the sender of the message and verify the integrity of message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Saulpaugh, Gregory L. Slaughter, Eric Pouyoul
  • Patent number: 7908325
    Abstract: A first collaboration framework on a first computer system may intercept, via an operating system event handling mechanism on the first computer system, local input events for a first application executing on the first computer system. The first collaboration framework may also send messages including the intercepted input events to other collaboration frameworks executing on other respective computer systems. In response to receiving a message including an intercepted input event, each of the other collaboration frameworks may deliver the input event, via an operating system event handling mechanism to another application. A collaboration framework may deliver an input event intercepted on another computer system to a local application as if the input event were input locally. Delivered input events may cause applications on other computer systems to perform the same one or more actions as performed by the application for which the input event was originally intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuldipsingh A. Pabla, Eric Pouyoul, Calvin J. Cheng
  • Patent number: 7870106
    Abstract: Client node caching in a global file service. A client node receives a leaf image from a remote storage node storing a base image that is read-only accessible to the client node. The leaf image has a portion of the base image modified by the client node. The client node stores the leaf image in a cache on the client node. Unmodified portions of the base image are accessed from the remote storage node. Modified portions of the base image are accessed from the cache. The leaf images may comprise a branch modification log having portions of the base image modified by the client node and a metadata structure. The metadata structure has pointers to the modified data in the branch modification log and pointers to data unmodified by the client node in the base image. Alternatively, the leaf images may comprise a change volume for changes made to the base image by the client node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Panta Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tung M. Nguyen, Richard Au, Eric Pouyoul
  • Patent number: 7797293
    Abstract: A method, device and computer accessible medium for an adaptive contact list. An adaptive contact list may maintain one or more contact entries for corresponding identities. An adaptive contact list may detect context information for a user and may identify context appropriate contact entries according to the current context information and may supply the context appropriate contact entries. Context appropriate contact entries may be supplied to other applications or processes. Further, an adaptive contact list may detect, either periodically or on demand, a change in context information for the user, identify different context appropriate contact entries according to the changed context information, and supply the different context appropriate contact entries. Maintained contact entries may be stored in shared identity objects and an adaptive contact list may request and receive contact entries from an identity framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuldipsingh A. Pabla, Eric Pouyoul, Juan Carlos Soto
  • Patent number: 7679518
    Abstract: A meeting facilitation tool may perform and/or facilitate the planning, scheduling, holding, and/or following up of meeting related activities. A meeting facilitation tool may schedule a meeting time by interacting with meeting participants to determine a time range during which all the participants are available. Additionally, a meeting facilitation tool may programmatically interact with calendar data to schedule the meeting with each participant. A meeting facilitation tool may also allow reviewing of information for previous meetings. Additionally, a meeting facilitation tool may configure and/or initiate teleconferencing or video conferencing as well as the audio and/or video recording of the meeting. A meeting facilitation tool may also track and completion of action items assigned during a meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuldipsingh A. Pabla, Eric Pouyoul, Calvin J. Cheng
  • Patent number: 7574523
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing peers to exchange messages with other peers independently of their network location in a peer-to-peer environment. Messages may be transparently routed, potentially traversing partitions (e.g. firewalls and NATs), and using different protocols to reach the destination peers. In one embodiment, any peer node may serve as a relay peer that allows peers inside a partition to have a presence outside the partition and provides a mechanism for peers outside partitions to discover and communicate with peers inside the partitions. In one embodiment, a relay peer may maintain information on routes to other peers and assist in relaying messages to other peers. In one embodiment, any peer may query a relay peer for route information. In one embodiment, messages may include routing information as part of their payloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 7533172
    Abstract: A system and method for providing advertisements in a peer-to-peer networking environment is described. In one embodiment, the peer-to-peer protocols may use advertisements to describe and publish the existence of peer resources. An advertisement may be defined as a structured, language neutral metadata structure that names, describes, and publishes the existence of a peer-to-peer platform resource, such as a peer, a peer group, a pipe, or a service. In one embodiment, user-defined advertisement subtypes (for example, using XML schemas) may be formed from these basic types. A peer in a peer-to-peer network may publish a resource advertisement to make the resource corresponding to the advertisement available to other peers on the network. Peers may discover published advertisements by broadcasting discovery query messages. Other peers may respond to discovery query messages by sending response messages that may include advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Li Gong, Kuldipsingh Pabla, William J. Yeager, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 7533161
    Abstract: System and method for multiplatform implementation of abstract software modules in peer-to-peer networking environments. A module class may have one or more module specifications. Each module specification may have one or more module implementations configured to execute within a particular execution environment. A unique module class identifier may be assigned to the module class. A unique module specification identifier may be assigned to each module specification of the module class. In one embodiment, a module specification advertisement may be generated for each module specification. A module implementation advertisement may be generated for each module implementation. In one embodiment, the module specification identifier of the corresponding module specification is included in each module implementation advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Hugly, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Eric Pouyoul, Bernard A. Traversat, Michael J. Duigou
  • Patent number: 7487509
    Abstract: System and method for providing multiple embodiments of abstract software modules in peer-to-peer network environments. A module class may have one or more module specifications. Each module specification may have one or more module implementations configured to execute within a particular execution environment. A unique module class identifier may be assigned to the module class. A role extension to the module class identifier may be generated for each instance of the module class that performs a different role in a context. A module specification advertisement may be generated for each module specification. A unique module specification identifier may be assigned to each module specification of the module class. A module implementation advertisement may be generated for each module implementation. In one embodiment, the module specification identifier of the corresponding module specification is included in each module implementation advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Hugly, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Eric Pouyoul, Bernard A. Traversat, Michael J. Duigou
  • Patent number: 7484225
    Abstract: System and method for describing and identifying abstract software modules in peer-to-peer networking environments. A module class may have one or more module specifications. Each module specification may have one or more module implementations. A module class advertisement may be generated for the module class. A unique module class identifier may be assigned to the module class. A role extension to the module class identifier may be generated for each instance of the module class that performs a different role in a context. A unique module specification identifier may be assigned to each module specification of the module class. In one embodiment, a module specification advertisement may be generated for each module specification. In one embodiment, there may be one or more module implementations for each module specification. In one embodiment, a module implementation advertisement may be generated for each module implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Hugly, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Eric Pouyoul, Bernard A. Traversat, Michael J. Duigou
  • Patent number: 7401152
    Abstract: A system and method for uniquely identifying peers and other resources in a peer-to-peer networking environment. In one embodiment, every peer in the peer-to-peer network may have a unique peer identifier. Other peer-to-peer network resources may also have unique identifiers, including peer groups, services, applications, pipes, endpoints, content and resource advertisements. Identifiers may serve to canonically refer to resources. Identifiers may be embedded in advertisements for resources. In one embodiment, a peer identifier may identify a peer group in which the peer is a member peer. In one embodiment, a peer may have a different peer identifier for each group in which it is a member peer. In one embodiment, an identifier may be bound to a network address of the resource. If the resource changes network addresses, the identifier may be bound to the new network address. Thus, identifiers provide dynamic addressing for resources in the peer-to-peer environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 7401153
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an open network computing platform designed for peer-to-peer computing. The peer-to-peer platform may provide protocols for peer-to-peer services and applications that allow peers to discover each other, communicate with each other, and cooperate with each other to form peer groups. The protocols may include a peer membership protocol, a peer discovery protocol, a peer resolver protocol, a peer information protocol, a pipe binding protocol, and a peer endpoint protocol. Services and applications that participate in the protocols may be provided to deal with higher-level concepts. Advertisements may be used to publish peer resources. The peer-to-peer platform provides the ability to replicate information toward end users and may enable peers to find content that is closest to them. The peer-to-peer protocols and unique peer identifiers may allow peer nodes to move to different locations and access services and other content independent of network physical addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Gregory L. Slaughter, Thomas E. Saulpaugh, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, Kuldipsingh Pabla, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 7340500
    Abstract: A system and method for providing peer groups in a peer-to-peer environment. A peer group may be one or more peers in a peer-to-peer environment that share a set of network services and content. A peer group may define an implicit scope for messages originating from members peers of the peer group. A peer group may provide redundant services and content for greater reliability. In one embodiment, interaction among peers and peer groups in the peer-to-peer environment may be implemented using protocols that are platform-independent as to programming language implementations and network transports. In one embodiment, peers may discover existing peer groups and join the existing peer groups. In one embodiment, peers may create new peer groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Li Gong, William J. Yeager, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Eric Pouyoul, Jean-Christophe Hugly, William N. Joy, Michael J. Clary
  • Patent number: 7260543
    Abstract: A system and method for providing message-based leasing of resources in a distributed computing environment. Services may issue leases to clients and provide operations on those leases. The lease functionality of a service may be defined in an XML message schema. Gates may be used to perform lease operations. Leases may be granted for a period that may be negotiated. Leasing messages for performing leasing operations may be defined. An automatic lease renewal mechanism may be implemented to relieve the client of the responsibility of handling lease renewal messages. In one embodiment, of an automatic lease renewal mechanism, each gate may receive renewal messages and automatically respond to them without help from the client process. In another embodiment, a client gate may monitor elapsed time and send a lease renewal message prior to the expiration of a current lease period. In one embodiment, the renewal request may claim the lease at a current access level or at a different access level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Saulpaugh, Gregory L. Slaughter, Eric Pouyoul, Michael J. Duigou